Apple iMovie keyboard shortcuts

Apple iMovie

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
19 months ago
- Shortcuts
↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + ?

Open the iMovie Help menu

⌘ Cmd + I

Import media

⌘ Cmd + E

Share the selection to iMovie Theater

Space

Play video beginning from the frame beneath the playhead or skimmer

/

Play the selection

\

Play the selected event, clip, or project from the beginning

Move the playhead one frame forward

Move the playhead one frame backward

When playing a clip in the browser, jump forward to the next clip

When playing a clip in the timeline, jump to the beginning of the current clip, or jump to the previous clip if the playhead is near the beginning of the current clip

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + F

Play the selected item full screen

Esc

Exit full screen view

⌘ Cmd + L

Loop playback

Control + Y

Show or hide clip information when skimming in the browser

⌘ Cmd + N

Create a new movie project

⌘ Cmd + Del

Move to Trash: Moves the selected clip, movie, trailer, or event to the Trash. If only part of a clip is selected, the entire clip is moved to the Trash

⌘ Cmd + ,

Open iMovie preferences

⌘ Cmd + A

Select all clips.  To select all clips in the timeline, first click anywhere in the timeline. To select all clips in the browser, first click anywhere in the browser

X

Select an entire clip

R +

(hold down R and drag) Select part of a clip

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + A

Deselect all clips

E

Add the selection to the movie

Q

Connect the selection to the clip at the playhead position

W

Insert the selection in the movie at the playhead position

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + E

Automatically improve the video and audio quality of the selected clip

⌘ Cmd + X

Cut the selected frames

⌘ Cmd + C

Copy the selected frames

⌘ Cmd + /

Paste the selected frames

⌥ Option + /

Trim a clip in the timeline to the selected range

⌘ Cmd + B

Divide a clip at the playhead position

⌥ Option + ↑   Shift + R

Reset speed adjustments

⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + V

Paste all adjustments

⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + C

Paste color correction adjustments

⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + R

Paste crop adjustments

⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + A

Paste volume adjustments

⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + L

Paste the video effect

⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + O

Paste the audio effect

⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + S

Paste speed adjustments

⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + U

Paste video overlay settings. Pastes adjustments, depending on which type of video is selected

⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + M

Paste the map style

F

Rate the selection as favorite

U

Unmark selected frames

Del

Rate the selection as rejected, or delete the selection from the timeline

⌘ Cmd + \

Open or close the clip trimmer when a clip is selected

⌘ Cmd + /

Open or close the precision editor

V

Open voiceover controls in the viewer

↑   Shift + S

Turn on or silence audio while skimming video

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + M

Mute audio in a clip

⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + B

Detach audio from a clip

⌘ Cmd + Z

Undo the last action

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + Z

Redo the last action

⌘ Cmd + C

Copy the selected text

⌘ Cmd + X

Cut the selected text

⌘ Cmd + V

Paste the copied text

⌘ Cmd + M

Minimize the iMovie window

1

Go to Library view (the default main window view)

2

Go to Projects view

3

Go to iMovie Theater

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + 1

Show or hide the Libraries list

⌘ Cmd + 1

Show my media in the browser

⌘ Cmd + 2

Show audio in the browser

⌘ Cmd + 3

Show titles in the browser

⌘ Cmd + 4

Show maps and backgrounds in the browser

⌘ Cmd + 5

Show sound effects in the browser

⌘ Cmd + 6

Show transitions in the browser

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + F

Play the selected item full screen


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Program information

Program name: Apple iMovie Apple iMovie (Imaging)

iMovie is a video editing software developed by Apple. Since version 3, it's a macOS-only application included with the iLife software suite. From 2003, iMovie is included as free with all new Macs.

Web page: https://itunes.apple.com/us/ap...

Shortcut count: 66

How easy to press shortcuts: 84%

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